What is the meaning of potlatch at which Mark meets Keetah's sister?Its a part of the book called I Heard The Owl Call My Name.

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lynn30k | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator

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A potlatch is more than just a gathering. It is a Northwest Native American feast, usually held to mark an important occasion. The host gave gifts to the guests, and sometimes gave away all of his possesions. Among other things, a potlatch was a way of increasing the host's status.

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liln8ve | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) Honors

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A potlach is a gathering of people where each person is expected to bring a dish of food to be shared among the group.